Voters in Gwinnett County will start the 2019 election year in March with a referendum on joining the transit network served by MARTA. Most other voters in metro Atlanta have nothing on the ballot until the fall. 2019 is an off-year election, falling between the governor’s race balloting in 2018 and the upcoming presidential election in 2020. Most of the voting in metro Atlanta this year will involve city government elections. Many metro cities will hold elections for mayor and city council on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019.
Gwinnett MARTA vote
Early voting begins Feb. 25 for the Gwinnett MARTA referendum. The referendum election day is Tuesday, March 19. If the referendum is approved, Gwinnett will join DeKalb, Fulton and Clayton counties as members of MARTA. A yes vote would also approve a new 1 percent sales tax in Gwinnett County to pay for transit projects and operations in the county.
Other March 19 elections
Special elections will be held on Tuesday, March 19 in:
Clayton County: Referendum asking to renew the 1 percent e-SPLOST, or Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, for Clayton County Schools. The current e-SPLOST, approved in 2013, expires Dec. 31, 2019.
Atlanta: Electing one city council member, Council District 3. The seat was left vacant by the death of Councilman Ivory lee Young Jr.
The next elections for president will be in 2020, starting with Georgia’s presidential primary, usually scheduled early in the year. The next elections for the Georgia Legislature and U.S. Congress and Senate are also in 2020.The next elections for Georgia governor and other state constitutional offices will be in 2022. Gov. Brian Kemp was elected in 2018.
2018 Election Results
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